By the Blouin News Sports staff

Blatter hosts emergency Fifa meeting

by in Soccer.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he has no intention of resigning despite calls for him to step down amid a corruption scandal, the BBC understands.

The head of Europe’s football body Uefa, Michel Platini, asked Mr Blatter to quit after crisis talks in Zurich.

Key sponsors have expressed concern over twin corruption investigations by the US and Swiss authorities.

Mr Blatter is under pressure to delay Friday’s vote for the next Fifa president.

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has backed calls for Mr Blatter to resign.

Mr Blatter was not among the total of 14 people charged by the US authorities on Wednesday with racketeering, fraud and money laundering.

He is hoping to secure a fifth term at Fifa’s congress in the Swiss city of Zurich on Friday.